The Buick Century nameplate was resuscitated for the 1973 model year on the back wheel drive middle of the road A-body stage, which was imparted to kin Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Chevrolet Chevelle and Malibu,Pontiac Grand Prix, Pontiac LeMans, Pontiac GTO, Pontiac Can Am, Pontiac Grand Am, and Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. When the greater part of GM’s middle of the road models were upgraded in 1973, the Century name supplanted Skylark on Buick’s fair size cars and wagons and a few roadsters. Starting now, Century was a pillar of Buick’s littler line, alongside the new upmarket Regal roadster (Regal was additionally utilized for top-range notchback models). It was accessible with two-and four-barrel forms of the Buick 350, putting out 150 and 175 torque (130 kW) separately. The 250 hp 455 was additionally a choice.
With the vanishing of the Skylark roadster following 1972, the Century acquired the intense Gran Sport execution alternative. While the Stage I 455 in³ (7.5 L) V8 was to some degree reduced from its execution prime because of emanation controls, the Century GS roadsters of 1973 to 1975 stayed solid entertainers by the measures of the time. At the flip side of the force range, to meet efficiency directions, some later models of this era were outfitted with 231 in³ (3.8 L) V6s.
In 1973 and 1974, the Luxus top of the line trim level was offered for the Century, yet for 1975 that line was renamed the Century Custom. Additionally starting in 1975, the new 110 hp (82 kW) 231 V6 was introduced as standard gear, and the discretionary huge square 455 was presently restrictive to the station wagon. After the 455’s end, the Oldsmobile 403 was accessible on 1977 Century wagons. In 1976, the US government sanctioned square headlights (long ordinary in Europe), thus GM immediately added them to the medium sized A-body line (the Century likewise picked up a taller, more formal grille).
Somewhere around 1975 and 1977, a Buick Special roadster was advertised as a component of the Century model lineup as a section level vehicle. Called the “Century Special” in Buick writing, the car depended on the 2-entryway fastback body style yet had an uncommon landau rooftop that secured the majority of the quarter glass, giving it the presence of the larger amount formal rooftop autos. 1976 and 1977 models had a one of a kind body-shading header board.
Buick Century Custom Coupe 1976 Design Interior Exterior